News coverage about Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Build-A-Bear Workshop earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the specialty retailer an impact score of 48.2457666768889 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE BBW) remained flat at $9.40 during midday trading on Tuesday. 14,821 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $146.89 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.32 and a beta of -0.13. Build-A-Bear Workshop has a 52-week low of $8.05 and a 52-week high of $15.85. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $10.35 and its 200-day moving average is $10.17.

Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The specialty retailer reported ($0.15) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.05. Build-A-Bear Workshop had a return on equity of 7.25% and a net margin of 0.94%. The business had revenue of $77.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $78.58 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.28) EPS. Build-A-Bear Workshop’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Build-A-Bear Workshop will post $0.48 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on BBW shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Build-A-Bear Workshop from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Dougherty & Co boosted their price target on Build-A-Bear Workshop from $13.50 to $14.50 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Build-A-Bear Workshop currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.00.

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In related news, major shareholder Point72 Asset Management, L.P. purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 24th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $10.70 per share, with a total value of $107,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders have acquired a total of 142,197 shares of company stock worth $1,515,178 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 17.50% of the company’s stock.

About Build-A-Bear Workshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc is primarily a specialty retailer offering a make your own stuffed animal interactive retail-entertainment experience. The Company’s segments include direct-to-consumer (DTC), international franchising and commercial. The DTC segment includes the activities of Company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark, and other retail delivery operations, including its e-commerce sites and temporary stores.

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